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Give & Go Mentoring Program

 


Goals of the program are to:

  • Create an interconnected Eden Prairie Girls’ basketball community by promoting mentoring relationships between high school players and girls in the youth basketball program
  • Build leadership skills amongst the high school players as they mentor and support younger basketball players
  • Provide youth basketball players with positive role models in their mentors 
  • Create enthusiasm and community wide support for Eden Prairie girls’ basketball


How does it work:

  • In-House and Travel Teams will be mentored by the high school players.
  • High school mentors will attend youth team practices and/or games during their season
  • Youth players will receive free admission to the high school girl's basketball All Youth Night varsity home game by wearing their basketball uniform or spirit wear (2021-22 date TBD)
  • Travel teams will be a “Spotlight” team for varsity home games. This includes sitting on the bench during warm-ups and visiting the varsity locker room before the game
  • In-House teams are invited to attend the All Youth Night varsity game
  • All youth players are invited to participate in a community service project with the high school mentors


2021-22 Give & Go Mentoring Save the Dates:

  • Monday, Nov 22nd 5:45-6:30 PM - Mentor Match Up Pizza Night: At this kick-off event, the high school mentors will enjoy pizza alongside the mentee youth teams. High school mentors will meet with the youth players, have pizza, and get to know one another. Coach Ellen Wiese will talk about the EP core basketball values and the EPGBA Spirit Awards. The awards are given to youth players throughout the season.
  • Monday, Jan 17th 10:00-11:00 AM – Community Service Event: High School mentors and the youth teams will work together on 3-4 community service projects. Examples include creating valentines for seniors or writing letters to active military personnel.